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Old 08-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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Need some advice for buying my car

I'm planning on buying a 2012. I was originally going to get a CGM 2LT but you know... so now im leaning towards either an imperial blue OR a 45th anniversary edition.
The problem is, i'm 18 years old. And no, I'm not a spoiled teen who's parents buy the car for me. I am buying this with my own money and so my question is, does someone like me need a 45th anniversary? I was looking forward to doing some mods on my Camaro such as exhaust, intake, and i wanted to put a black chevy emblem on my CGM. First off, that wouldnt look good on an imperial blue and second, i think it would ruin the value of the 45th more than just a standard car. What do you guys think i should do?
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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None of us NEED a Camaro of any sort. It's more do you WANT a 45th anniversary edition? Also, consider this, are you buying the car for you to enjoy or as an investment?

I say, it's going to be your car. Make it your own. Mod it any way YOU like.

As you are young (note, I did not say "immature," I said "young") I hope your financial situation in order. I hope you have saved a considerable amount of money and that you have your college education expenses taken care of. I see a lot of young folks making the mistake of getting in over their heads and wishing later that they had not.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:12 PM   #4
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okay im 18 and going to college, i dont need an SS
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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None of us NEED a Camaro of any sort. It's more do you WANT a 45th anniversary edition? Also, consider this, are you buying the car for you to enjoy or as an investment.

I say, it's going to be you car. Make it your own. Mod it any way YOU like.

As you are young (note, I did not say "immature," I said "young") I hope your financial situation in order. I hope you have saved a considerable amount of money and that you have your college education expenses taken care of. I see a lot of young folks making the mistake of getting in over their heads and wishing later that they had not.

Good luck with your decision.
like i am doing to mine keep a look out in the mod section soon
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:55 PM   #7
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The real question is do you want the options avaiable on the 45th pack? What about it appeals to you? Do you think that appeal is worth the extra $$$$ financed?
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #8
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I'm planning on buying a 2012. I was originally going to get a CGM 2LT but you know... so now im leaning towards either an imperial blue OR a 45th anniversary edition.
The problem is, i'm 18 years old. And no, I'm not a spoiled teen who's parents buy the car for me. I am buying this with my own money and so my question is, does someone like me need a 45th anniversary? I was looking forward to doing some mods on my Camaro such as exhaust, intake, and i wanted to put a black chevy emblem on my CGM. First off, that wouldnt look good on an imperial blue and second, i think it would ruin the value of the 45th more than just a standard car. What do you guys think i should do?
What's you time frame for purchase becasue you can't get IBM right now. It will be back when the CGM replacement is available.

The next question is do you need/want a 2LT? What's wrong with a LS or 1LT? I just worry about your college "friends" not respecting your leather interior like you may.

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okay im 18 and going to college, i dont need an SS
Probably the smartest thing I have ever heard a 18 year old kid say on C5.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:05 PM   #9
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The real question is do you want the options avaiable on the 45th pack? What about it appeals to you? Do you think that appeal is worth the extra $$$$ financed?
It's about the same as getting the RS package, but you get the 45th stuff on it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:11 PM   #10
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What's you time frame for purchase becasue you can't get IBM right now. It will be back when the CGM replacement is available.

The next question is do you need/want a 2LT? What's wrong with a LS or 1LT? I just worry about your college "friends" not respecting your leather interior like you may.



Probably the smartest thing I have ever heard a 18 year old kid say on C5.
I'm going to go order it on my birthday, December 10th. And I'm sorry, I'm not an expert on these acronyms yet. What's IBM? I really want leather, and screw my college friends, they aren't getting in my Camaro AND, i have enough money to buy myself a 2LT. I hate cloth. And Boston acoustic speakers, HUD, Leather seats, all sound pretty cool to me
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:13 PM   #11
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nvm,i know what IBM is
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #12
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If you're 18 and you plan on letting any of your friends in the car/driving it every day, instead of leaving it covered in a garage for 30 years, don't worry about any mods (including changing delals/bowties) reducing the value. It's just a car and if you plan on using it, the value will decline regardless. These cars are only investments if you can afford to not drive it... For a long time.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:24 PM   #13
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What do you mean "put a black chevy emblem on it"? Where?

I have matte black stripes on my IBM (see sig) and it looks great!
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:54 PM   #14
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Go with the blue one and put your chevy emblem on it make it your own ! you are making good choices get what you want !
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #15
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What do you mean "put a black chevy emblem on it"? Where?

I have matte black stripes on my IBM (see sig) and it looks great!
front and back? I saw a car just like yours yesterday. Looks very good
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #16
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What do you mean "put a black chevy emblem on it"? Where?

I have matte black stripes on my IBM (see sig) and it looks great!
I think he was just referring to the blacked out bowties like you & I have. IBM + black stripes looks sweet BTW.

To the OP: I say get what you want. If you can afford to get the 45th edition, do it! You don't want to look back at the experience and say, "Man, I should have gotten xyz over what I have."

I couldn't decide on color for the life of me. I had my dealer looking for synergy green but never found one in my price range. I was then torn between CGM and red. To be honest, I still hadn't decided what color I wanted when the salesman said, "Ok, so what color car are we looking for?" I picked on a whim, but SO glad I went with CGM over VR. I think it just suits me.

So, long story short... when you know, you know. It'll just feel right.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:47 PM   #17
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okay im 18 and going to college, i dont need an SS
You don't need a new Camaro but you are getting one anyway, so get the SS.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:50 PM   #18
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I'm planning on buying a 2012. I was originally going to get a CGM 2LT but you know... so now im leaning towards either an imperial blue OR a 45th anniversary edition.
The problem is, i'm 18 years old. And no, I'm not a spoiled teen who's parents buy the car for me. I am buying this with my own money and so my question is, does someone like me need a 45th anniversary? I was looking forward to doing some mods on my Camaro such as exhaust, intake, and i wanted to put a black chevy emblem on my CGM. First off, that wouldnt look good on an imperial blue and second, i think it would ruin the value of the 45th more than just a standard car. What do you guys think i should do?
You won't ruin the value of the 45th by modding it any more than you would another Camaro. This is a mass produced package with tremendous value, and lots will be built. In 50 years or so, it might be worth more than you paid for it if you don't drive it and keep it pristine ...

Get what you want!
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I asked my self before reading this thread.. How many posts until I would read this, not many.
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You might want to get some insurance quotes first.
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got my insurance quotes already. They are good
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